Wisconsin Department of Transportation

Alert: The following services will be unavailable on Saturday, January 5, 2013 from 12 a.m. (midnight) to 6 a.m. CST due to system maintenance.

Phase 5: Prepare for construction

The WisDOT Bureau of Highway Construction reviews each plans, specifications and estimates package and prepares it for contractor bidding.

By this time, all land required for the project has been purchased and the project site is prepared for construction. WisDOT coordinates its construction schedule with utility companies who may need to replace sewer, gas, power or phone lines at the same time. Citizens are notified of utility service interruption in advance.

Bids for projects are advertised in the Daily Reporter and Western Builder magazine. Received bids are checked for completeness and accuracy. Awarded contracts are forwarded to the Governor for signature.

Construction usually starts within 30 to 45 days after the contract is awarded, except during winter. The typical construction season is from April to November.

WisDOT sends news releases to area media to keep citizens informed of project starting dates and any changes in traffic or construction.

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Division of Transportation Systems Development, division-office.dtd@dot.wi.gov
Last modified: December 4, 2013

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